Masters Programmes @HHZ

Lectures on Digital Business Engineering (DBE) and Digital Business Management (DBM) take place every term at the HHZ. Some of them are held in our Smart Environment for data driven lecturing (DDL).


Term or two-term projects conducted by students.


Results of hackathons conducted in masters programmes SCM and DBM.

Digital Business Engineering (DBE)

The master program Digital Business Engineering (DBE) is the successor of the program Services Computing.

  • Summary blog post IoT supports Hybrid Lectures (IoT, winter term 2020/21)
    • Three projects demonstrate how IoT technologies improve hybrid lectures
    • Project reports and explainer videos available
  • Summary blog post about the IoT hackathon projects on “Embedded Digital Services in Everyday Routines” (IoT, winter term 2019/20)
    • Five projects on a broad range of ideas
    • Project reports and Minimum Viable Products (MVP) implementations available

Services Computing (SCM)

Starting from the winter term 2019 the masters program on Services Computing stopped accepting new applications. It continues as revised program Digital Business Engineering (DBE).

  • Summary blog post about the IoT hackathon on bridging the gap to demonstrate the IoT economic principle (IoT, summer term 2019)
    • Parking management for shopping carts
    • Equipment rental service
  • Summary blog post about the IoT hackathon on novel IoT services for improving teaching and learning within the Smart Environment (IoT, winter term 2018/19)
    • Five projects of end-2-end engineered prototypes
    • IoT service implementations operating 24/7 in the Smart Environment
  • Summary blog post about the cross-educational hackathon on blockchain enabled energy microgrids together with the electrical engineering department (DEE & IoT, summer term 2018)
    • Blockchain enabled P2P transactions within an energy microgrid
    • First step to establish a blockchain laboratory environment at the Reutlingen University to study and develop applications
  • Summary blog post about the hackathon on IoT across various Digital Areas of Life (IoT, summer term 2018)
    • Five projects illustrate how IoT spans across Smart Home and Smart Shop
    • Demonstrators allow us to justify activities in ongoing research projects
  • Summary blog post about Smart Environments hackathon (IoT, winter term 2017/18)
    • Three projects add new IoT services to the Smart Environments
    • Alexa and wireless sensors enable embedded services seamlessly support students’ actitivies
  • Summary blog post about Smart Environments hackathon (IoT, summer term 2017)
    • Five projects for building Smart Environments to support various teaching and learning activities
    • Utilizing the sensor devices from the last hackathon on a sensor instrumented room
  • Summary blog post about hackathon projects (IoT, winter term 2016/17)
    • Beacons: Investigate BLE beacon applications to support students and lectures at the HHZ
    • Real-World “Likes”: Transfering the Twitter/Facebook concept of “Likes” into the real world
  • Summary blog post about hackathon projects (IoT, summer term 2017)

Digital Business Management (DBM)

  • Summary blog post about the IoT hackathon on the IoT concept of embedding, where real-world activities are electronically sensed and seamlessly update electronic information systems (IoT, winter term 2018/19)
    • Three projects demonstrate the concept of embedding
    • Students work along the living lab process
  • Summary blog post Iterating the Living Lab Process for developing IoT Apps (IoT, summer term 2018)
    • The hackathon project demonstrates the development of Rubi the Brewbot utilizing the living lab process
    • Focus is on hypothesis driven experimentation and evaluation when iterating through the process
  • Summary blog post about the Living Lab Process for developing IoT Apps (IoT, winter term 2017/18)
    • Three hackathon projects show how to apply the living lab process to innovate on new IoT applications
    • Utilize mock-up prototypes and transform your environment into a living lab
  • Summary blog post about the IoT Blockchain hackathon (IoT, winter term 2016/17)
    • IoT and Blockchain: Making a car’s milage performance more transparent using IoT and blockchain technology.


Lectures take place every term at the HHZ and the Reutlingen University. Some of them are organized as Data Driven Lectures (DDL).

Masters programme SCM “Services Computing” (HHZ)

DDL Type: Smart Environment

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

Masters programme DBM “Digital Business Management” (HHZ)

  • Softwaremanagement
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data and Analytics

Bachelor programme “Wirtschaftsinformatik” (Reutlingen University)

DDL Type: Kanban, Retrospectives, Opinion polls

  • Statistics
  • Software engineering
  • Computer networks